Ministers have assured me they are paying close attention to the inquest into the tragic deaths of brothers Muhammad Azhar Shabbir and Ali Athar Shabbir due to take place this week.
Following the traffic incident on St Annes beach, I contacted our Coastguard team leader Paul Little and he told me they needed another vehicle to patrol their vast expanse of beach.
I wrote to ministers and Maritime Minister Robert Courts paid tribute to the boys and to everyone involved in the search for them. They have assured me they are looking into a full review of the equipment on offer – it is vital our brave Coastguard and RNLI have every piece of equipment they need on our coastline.
I was invited to speak to members of the Hebrew Congregation this week by Rabbi Danny Bergson at St Annes Synagogue – via video call.
We spoke about a lot of issues including the pandemic and Brexit, but also local issues such as the proposals by Lancashire County Council to install parking meters along the Promenade from Fairhaven to St Annes.
I asked for as many people as possible to take part in the consultation regarding the proposals and I am glad so many people took part – the county council has told me they have a huge number of responses to look into and the plans will not be progressing in their current form.
The Government’s Energy White Paper, Powering Our Net Zero Future, includes provision for EDF’s Hinkley Point nuclear power station.
I have already met with EDF Energy and ministers regarding the provision of fuel for this site – and it must be manufactured here in Fylde at Springfields. I will be working further with all concerned over the coming months to continue making the case.